Archive for July, 2009

The Collector

Friday, July 31st, 2009

All Genres:
Crime, Horror, Thriller

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 88 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: He always takes one

 

Cast: Madeline Zima … Jill
Josh Stewart … Arkin
Andrea Roth … Victoria
Daniella Alonso … Lisa
Robert Wisdom … Roy
Diane Ayala Goldner … Gena Wharton
Gregory Alan Williams … Sheriff
Michael Reilly Burke … Michael
Juan Fernández … The Collector
Krystal Mayo … Dancer
Haley Pullos … Cindy (as Haley Alexis Pullos)
Karley Scott Collins … Hannah
Alex Feldman … Chad
Michael Showers … Deputy sheriff
Bill Stinchcomb … Bar Patron
Hiro Koda … Medic #2
Jabari Thomas … Medic
Brett Forbes … Office Hoss Wiggins
Eric Kelly McFarland … Firefighter
Colvin Roberson … Roy's Driver / Bodyguard
John Snell … Yard Worker

 

Plot: Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer’s country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.

Aliens in the Attic

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

All Genres:
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA | Canada

Runtime: 86 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: The aliens vs. the Pearsons

 

Cast: Carter Jenkins … Tom Pearson
Austin Robert Butler … Jake Pearson (as Austin Butler)
Ashley Tisdale … Bethany Pearson
Ashley Boettcher … Hannah Pearson
Henri Young … Art Pearson
Regan Young … Lee Pearson
Doris Roberts … Nana Rose Pearson
Robert Hoffman … Ricky Dillman
Kevin Nealon … Stuart Pearson
Gillian Vigman … Nina Pearson
Andy Richter … Uncle Nathan Pearson
Tim Meadows … Sheriff Doug Armstrong
Malese Jow … Julie
Megan Parker … Brooke
Maggie VandenBerghe … Annie Filkins

 

Plot: A group of kids must protect their vacation home from invading aliens.

 

Awards: 1 nomination

Julie & Julia

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

All Genres:
Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 123 min

Languages: English | French

Director:

Tagline: Passion. Ambition. Butter. Do You Have What It Takes?

 

Cast: Meryl Streep … Julia Child
Amy Adams … Julie Powell
Stanley Tucci … Paul Child
Chris Messina … Eric Powell
Linda Emond … Simone Beck
Helen Carey … Louisette Bertholle
Mary Lynn Rajskub … Sarah
Jane Lynch … Dorothy McWilliams
Joan Juliet Buck … Madame Brassart
Crystal Noelle … Ernestine
George Bartenieff … Chef Max Bugnard
Vanessa Ferlito … Cassie
Casey Wilson … Regina
Jillian Bach … Annabelle
Andrew Garman … John O'Brien

 

Plot: Julia Child’s story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell’s 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child’s first book. add synopsis

 

Awards: Nominated for Oscar. Another 9 wins & 13 nominations

Orphan

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

All Genres:
Drama, Horror, Thriller

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA | Canada | Germany | France

Runtime: 123 min

Languages: English | American Sign Language | Estonian

Director:

Tagline: Can you keep a secret?

 

Cast: Vera Farmiga … Kate Coleman
Peter Sarsgaard … John Coleman
Isabelle Fuhrman … Esther
CCH Pounder … Sister Abigail
Jimmy Bennett … Daniel
Margo Martindale … Dr. Browning
Karel Roden … Dr. Varava
Aryana Engineer … Max Coleman
Rosemary Dunsmore … Grandma Barbara
Jamie Young … Brenda
Lorry Ayers … Joyce
Brendan Wall … Detective
Genelle Williams … Sister Judith
Mustafa Abdelkarim … Daniel's Friends
Landon Norris … Daniel's Friends

 

Plot: A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9-year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.

 

Awards: 1 nomination

Funny People

Monday, July 20th, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 146 min | 153 min (unrated version)

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline:

 

Cast: Adam Sandler … George Simmons
Seth Rogen … Ira Wright
Leslie Mann … Laura
Eric Bana … Clarke
Jonah Hill … Leo Koenig
Jason Schwartzman … Mark Taylor Jackson
Aubrey Plaza … Daisy
Maude Apatow … Mable
Iris Apatow … Ingrid
RZA … Chuck
Aziz Ansari … Randy
Torsten Voges … Dr. Lars
Allan Wasserman … Dr. Stevens
Rod Man … Himself
Wayne Federman … Comedy & Magic Manager

 

Plot: When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship cause him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act.

 

Awards: 2 nominations

G-Force

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 88 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Gadgets, Gizmos, Guinea Pigs. In 3-D.

 

Cast: Bill Nighy … Leonard Saber
Sam Rockwell … Darwin (voice)
Will Arnett … Kip Killian
Jon Favreau … Hurley (voice)
Zach Galifianakis … Ben
Nicolas Cage … Speckles (voice)
Kelli Garner … Marcie
Penélope Cruz … Juarez (voice)
Tyler Patrick Jones … Connor
Steve Buscemi … Bucky (voice)
Piper Mackenzie Harris … Penny
Gabriel Casseus … Agent Trigstad
Tracy Morgan … Blaster (voice)
Jack Conley … Agent Carter
Niecy Nash … Rosalita

 

Plot: A specially trained squad of guinea pigs is dispatched to stop a diabolical billionaire from taking over the world.

Homecoming

Friday, July 17th, 2009

All Genres:
Drama, Horror, Thriller

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:88 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: A girl never forgets her first love…

 

Cast: Mischa Barton … Shelby
Matt Long … Mike Donaldson
Jessica Stroup … Elizabeth Mitchum
Michael Landes … Billy Fletcher
Allen Williamson … Adams
Joshua Elijah Reese … Billick
Nick Pasqual … Davis
Joe Forgione … Elfman
Alex Hooper … Jablonski rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Byrdie Bell … Belle (as Evelyn 'Byrdie' Bell)
Amanda Jane Cooper … Aleisha
Denise Dal Vera … Mrs. Donaldson
David Flick … Coach
Mary Griffin … Taylor
Cassandra Nentwig … Monica
Bingo O'Malley … Elderly Proprietor
Danielle Simone … Jackie
Marty Terry … Motel Clerk
Philip Winters … Doug Donaldson (as Phil Winters)

 

Plot: A jilted ex-girlfriend plots revenge after her former beau comes back to their hometown with a new lover.

The Ugly Truth

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy, Romance

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 96 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline:

 

Cast: Katherine Heigl … Abby Richter
Gerard Butler … Mike Chadway
Bree Turner … Joy
Eric Winter … Colin
Nick Searcy … Stuart
Jesse D. Goins … Cliff
Judy Greer … Julie
Cheryl Hines … Georgia
John Michael Higgins … Larry
Noah Matthews … Jonah
Bonnie Somerville … Elizabeth
John Sloman … Bob
Yvette Nicole Brown … Dori
Nathan Corddry … Josh (as Nate Corddry)
Allen Maldonado … Duane

 

Plot: A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests…

 

Awards: 3 nominations

I Love You, Beth Cooper

Friday, July 10th, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2009

Country: Canada | USA

Runtime: 102 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Five Little Words Can Change Your Life

 

Cast: Hayden Panettiere … Beth Cooper
Paul Rust … Denis Cooverman
Jack Carpenter … Rich Munsch (as Jack T. Carpenter)
Lauren London … Cammy Alcott
Lauren Storm … Treece Kilmer
Shawn Roberts … Kevin
Jared Keeso … Dustin
Brendan Penny … Sean
Marie Avgeropoulos … Valli Wooley
Josh Emerson … Greg Saloga
Alan Ruck … Mr. Cooverman
Cynthia Stevenson … Mrs. Cooverman
Pat Finn … Coach Raupp
Andrea Savage … Dr. Gleason
Violet Columbus … Sullen Girl (Angelica)

 

Plot: A nerdy valedictorian proclaims his love for the hottest and most popular girl in school

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Monday, July 6th, 2009

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

Release Year: 2009

Country: UK | USA

Runtime: 153 min

Languages: English | Croatian

Director:

Tagline: Once again I must ask too much of you, Harry

 

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe … Harry Potter
Michael Gambon … Professor Albus Dumbledore
Dave Legeno … Fenrir Greyback
Elarica Gallacher … Waitress
Jim Broadbent … Professor Horace Slughorn
Geraldine Somerville … Lily Potter
Bonnie Wright … Ginny Weasley
Julie Walters … Molly Weasley
Rupert Grint … Ron Weasley
Emma Watson … Hermione Granger
Helena Bonham Carter … Bellatrix Lestrange
Timothy Spall … Wormtail
Alan Rickman … Professor Severus Snape
Oliver Phelps … George Weasley
James Phelps … Fred Weasley

 

Plot: As Harry Potter begins his 6th year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he discovers an old book marked mysteriously “This book is the property of the Half-Blood Prince” and begins to learn about Lord Voldemort’s dark past.

 

Awards: Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations